Four-Project Series

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code editor basics • command line basics • basics of navigating the AWS Management console
skills learned
domain registration • DNS redirection • Amazon S3 Bucket creation and configuration • SSL Certificate request • CloudFront CDN configuration • update DNS records • logging configuration and viewing • test static and serverless web applications • secure AWS services
Zoheb Ainapore
4 weeks · 6-8 hours per week average · BEGINNER

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In this series of liveProjects, you’ll wear the hat of a cloud engineer working for the Cumberland City Council. You’ve been assigned to address performance issues caused by an increase in traffic to its website. Your tasks are to migrate the public static website hosted on-premises to Amazon S3, then migrate two on-premises serverless web applications to AWS Lambda. You’ll get hands-on experience using a serverless framework for deployment and implementing a continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline. For each application, you’ll register a real domain and configure subdomains. Quickly and economically scale up your web applications while increasing performance, availability, and security.

These projects are designed for learning purposes and are not complete, production-ready applications or solutions.

I learned more than I expected to learn. I thought this was just about deploying a static website on S3, but there is much more.

John Zoetebier

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When you start each of the projects in this series, you'll get full access to the following book for 90 days.

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I like the deep dive into AWS and serverless. Sometimes, I think I have to read a couple hundred pages of documentation before running a serverless architecture on AWS and a couple hundred more pages to secure it, but the author demonstrates I can skip a lot of documentation and be up and running!

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Zoheb Ainapore
Zoheb is a principal security advisor based in Australia and has previously worked in the Middle East and South Asia. He’s an active OWASP member. He’s volunteered at events introducing cyber security to kids, mentored teenagers seeking entry into cyber security fields, and has been a guest lecturer and mentor to university students pursuing a degree in cyber security. He’s reviewed numerous Manning technical books and enjoys the interactive learning provided by the liveProject platform.


This liveProject series is for engineers who are responsible for securely migrating on-prem applications to the cloud. To begin these liveProjects you’ll need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basics of using code editors (such as Visual Studio Code)
  • Basics of using the command line (Windows, macOS, or Linux)
  • Basics of navigating the AWS Management Console
  • Basic knowledge of building and running traditional servers and deploying web applications
  • Basics of web technologies
  • Basic networking and database concepts
  • Overview of the AWS service dashboard and a high-level overview of the types of services
  • Basic understanding of serverless architectures

you will learn

In this series of liveProjects, you’ll learn to migrate and upgrade public websites and web applications hosted on-premises to the AWS public cloud. You’ll also learn to secure AWS services associated with these websites and web applications. With these skills you’ll be ready to quickly and economically scale while increasing performance and availability and providing a secure user experience:

  • Domain Registration and DNS Redirection
  • Amazon S3 Bucket creation, configuration, policy update, content upload, DNS Records Update
  • SSL Certificate request, CloudFront CDN configuration, DNS Records Update
  • Logging configuration, Amazon S3 Log Bucket creation, viewing logs
  • Test a Serverless Web Application
  • Secure Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon API Gateway


You choose the schedule and decide how much time to invest as you build your project.
Project roadmap
Each project is divided into several achievable steps.
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While within the liveProject platform, get help from other participants and our expert mentors.
Compare with others
For each step, compare your deliverable to the solutions by the author and other participants.
book resources
Get full access to select books for 90 days. Permanent access to excerpts from Manning products are also included, as well as references to other resources.